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Tongue base cyst in a 6-week-old boy

October 8, 2012  |  Joel Y. Sun, BA; Ron B. Mitchell, MD; Seckin O. Ulualp, MD

After excision, a histologic finding of an epithelial lining without ectopic thyroid tissue confirms the diagnosis of a lingual thyroglossal duct cyst.

Endoscopic view of bilateral maxillary sinus cysts removed with a powered instrument

September 7, 2012  |  Dewey A. Christmas, MD; Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS; Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

Powered instrumentation is a good choice for the removal of maxillary sinus lesions. It is efficient and safe and preserves normal sinus mucosa.

Subglottic thyroglossal duct cyst: A rare intralaryngeal presentation

July 5, 2012  |  Regi Kurien, MS; Rajiv Michael, MS, DLO

Abstract

Thyroglossal duct cysts are common midline neck swellings that can present at any site along their migratory pathway. They are frequently situated just below the hyoid bone. Extension to the subglottic area is very rare; such an unusual presentation can...

Fourth branchial cleft cyst with no identifiable tract: Case report and treatment approach

July 5, 2012  |  Peter Dziegielewski, MD; Jason Chau, MD, FRCSC; Sarfaraz Banglawala, MD; Hadi Seikaly, MD, FRCSC

Abstract

We describe a rare case of a fourth branchial cleft cyst that had no identifiable tract. The patient was a 23-year-old man who presented with recurring neck abscesses. After six similar episodes, computed tomography finally demonstrated that the most recent...

Aneurysmal bone cyst at the base of the skull

May 1, 2012  |  Arun Goyal, MS; Shalabh Rastogi, MS; P.P. Singh, MS; Sonal Sharma, MD

Abstract

Aneurysmal bone cysts have been described as pseudocysts in view of their lack of an epithelial lining. These cysts are uncommon, but when they do occur they typically involve the long bones of the extremities, the membranous bones of the thorax and pelvis, and the vertebrae....

Endoscopic view of maxillary ostia mimicking a maxillary sinus wall

March 1, 2012  |  Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS, Dewey A. Christmas, MD, and Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

A patient presented with what appeared to be a defect in the left medial wall of the maxillary sinus but that was actually two large maxillary ostia with the absence of a left uncinate process. He was successfully treated with functional endoscopic sinus surgery.

Ventricular cyst of the larynx

March 1, 2012  |  Johnathan B. Sataloff, Rima A. DeFatta, MD, Mary J. Hawkshaw, BSN, RN, CORLN, and Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA FACS

Surgery for supraglottic cysts may not be necessary in patients in whom the cysts do not grow or interfere with phonation, if these patients will comply with follow-up for close observation. If the mass enlarges or causes severe enough symptoms to warrant the risks of surgery, excision is...

Cervical thymic cyst presenting as a possible cystic nodal metastasis of papillary carcinoma in a 53-year-old man

September 21, 2011  |  Woong Na, MD, Si-Hyong Jang, MD, Kyueng-Whan Min, MD, Seok Hyun Cho, MD, PhD, and Seung Sam Paik, MD, PhD

Abstract

Cervical thymic cysts are rare embryonic remnants that develop along the course of thymic migration in the neck. They usually occur during infancy and childhood, and they are extremely rare in adults. We report a case of cervical thymic cyst in a 53-year-old man. The patient...

Ectopic canine associated with a dentigerous cyst in the maxilla

June 14, 2011  |  Jagdeep S. Thakur, MS, Narinder K. Mohindroo, MS, DLO, Dev R. Sharma, MS, Ravinder S. Minhas, MS, DLO, and Anamika Thakur, MD

Abstract

Ectopic eruption of a tooth is common in the dental arch, palate, and nose, but it is rare in the maxillary antrum. We present the case of a 35-year-old man with an ectopic canine and an associated dentigerous cyst in the maxillary sinus that masqueraded as an antrochoanal...

A simple method of earlobe lesion excision and repair

June 14, 2011  |  Samuel J.C. Fishpool, BSc, MRCS(Med), Mohamed M. Abo-Khatwa, FRCS(ORL), and Jonathan E. Osborne, FRCS(ORL)

Bilateral saccular cysts

May 1, 2011  |  Anthony M. Bianchi, MD, Farhad R. Chowdhury, DO, and Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

An uncommon case of laryngeal oncocytoma

May 1, 2011  |  Brett Travis, MD, Enrique Palacios, MD, FACR, and Curt L. McCarty, MD

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